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Stories from Thursday, June 14, 2012

Celestial beauty (06/14/12)
Firefighting training (06/14/12)
Coffee at Gussied Up (06/14/12)
Council approves grant application for police vests (06/14/12)
Cassville aldermen approved a grant application aimed at enhancing police officer safety. The Office of Justice Program's Bulletproof Vest Partnership grant was discussed during the city council's regularly scheduled meeting on June 11. According to Cassville Police Chief Dana Kammerlohr, some police departments qualify for a financial hardship waiver and can receive up to 100 percent of the cost of each vest submitted for reimbursement. ...
KAMO acquires property (06/14/12)
KAMO Power, a generation and transmission cooperative that serves 17 member distribution cooperatives including Barry Electric, has purchased land adjacent to its substation on Highway 76 west of Cassville. The land could be used for the expansion of services...
Roaring River State Park now has free Wi-Fi services (06/14/12)
Roaring River State Park now offers free Wi-Fi services at the Emory Melton Inn and Conference Center and all three campgrounds. "We hope that by giving our guests the option to 'stay connected' customers will camp more often and extend their stays," said Dusty Reid, park superintendent. ...
Seligman teen injured in crash (06/14/12)
A Seligman teen was injured in a weekend crash that occurred at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday on Highway DD about five miles west of Seligman. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when the driver of a 1992 Chevrolet Cavalier, Shelby L. Munday, 16, of Seligman, ran off the right side of the road and struck a tree...
Synthetic drug use on the rise (06/14/12)
Synthetic drug use is on the rise in Barry County, as local law enforcement officials try to curb the availability of illegal substances that are easily obtained at area convenience stores. "We conducted a raid at Bar Y convenience store in Exeter," said Barry County Sheriff Mick Epperly. "We seized all of their inventory, including pipe bongs, scales and synthetic drugs. One type of substance yielded a positive field test for cocaine."...
Meth lab arrests made in Purdy (06/14/12)
A methamphetamine lab was seized and two arrests for trafficking in controlled substances were made in Purdy. According to a release from Police Chief Jackie Lowe, Officer Russ Nichols identified a suspicious vehicle in the vicinity of the Autumn Woods apartments on May 5. The owner of the car was banned from the property following an arrest in January...
Detective releases information on Austin Atkinson (06/14/12)
According to Christian County Detective Shane Durye, Cassville High School alumnus Austin Atkinson is no longer in possession of his 1990 red Dodge pickup. Last week, Durye released a small amount of information regarding the investigation into the disappearance of Atkinson, who last communicated with family and friends on May 12...
DWI checkpoint results in five arrests (06/14/12)
The Southwest Missouri Driving While Intoxicated Task Force conducted a sobriety checkpoint in Barry County on Saturday night. Host agencies for the crackdown effort were the Barry County Sheriff's Office and the Monett Police Department. Officers from the Carterville, Carthage and Joplin police departments and deputies from the Lawrence County and Jasper County sheriff's offices also participated...
Market open in SK (06/14/12)
The Shell Knob Farmers' Market is open from 8 to 11 a.m. each Thursday at the Old Church Gallery in Shell Knob, weather permitting. Fruits currently available include blueberries, blackberries and apricots. Corn may also be available at this week's market...
Register by July 11 for primary (06/14/12)
Barry County residents who plan to vote during the Aug. 7 primary election must be registered by Wednesday, July 11. Area residents who have moved or changed their names are also encouraged to update their voter registration information. Absentee voting will begin at the Barry County Clerk's Office on Tuesday, June 26. Voting hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m...
BCHD conducts food-service inspections in May (06/14/12)
The Environmental Services division of the Barry County Health Department inspected 33 food-service establishments during the month of May. Of that group, 20 establishments had critical violations and nine had no critical or non-critical violations...
BCCOA election (06/14/12)
The Barry County Council on Aging will hold an election of officers at the Cassville, Monett and Central Crossing senior centers from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20. Sharon Madison, Sue Horn and Sandy Hartley have expressed interest in serving on the board. Other community members interested in serving are encouraged to call Linda Pelzel, Barry County Office on Aging secretary at 847-2229...
SWMO Tea Party to hold forum (06/14/12)
The Southwest Missouri Tea Party will hold a candidate forum at the VFW Hall on Highway 39 in Shell Knob at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 18. Missouri State Senate candidates David Sater, Jim Straffus and James Strahan have been invited to attend. Each candidate will have an opportunity to share their background and platform and talk about the issues that are of the greatest concern to them. The event will also offer a structured question and answer period with moderators...
Mike Moon, Tom Stilson square off (06/14/12)
Purchase man cave tickets now (06/14/12)
There is still time to purchase tickets for the Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce and Central Crossing Fire Protection District's man cave drawing, which will be held at the Shakin' in the Shell Fest on Sept. 22. The individual who wins the drawing will receive a 96-square-foot shed, which is currently on display at Meek's in Shell Knob. Tickets can be purchased at Meek's or the Shell Knob Chamber office...
Fireworks display planned (06/14/12)
County Calendar (06/14/12)
SUPPORT GROUP: The Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) group of Cassville meets at 8 p.m. at 1308 Harold St. in Cassville. For more information, call 846-4044. SUPPORT GROUP: Anyone who is concerned about a friend's or loved one's drinking is invited to attend the Cassville Al-Anon Family Group, which meets at 8 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Cassville...
Greenway etiquette 101 (06/14/12)
School's out. The pool's open, and summer is in full swing. It's the season for people to get outdoors and enjoy all Cassville has to offer, which includes the ballfields, parks and the always popular Aquatic Center. Another part of the local parks system that is experiencing increased activity is the 3.5-mile Greenway Trail that links together all of the city parks...